DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) Jennifer Pinckney survived the Charleston massacre that took her husband’s life and the lives of eight others. “I want him to smile down on us. I want him to be proud,” she said at a Duke University event.
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Toungup, MYANMAR (Reuters) Hardline Buddhist monks and nationalists have branded Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy too sympathetic to Muslims and unwilling to protect Buddhism.
(RNS) The Southern Baptist Convention has been a vocal ally of the Republican Party in recent years, and this latest move indicates that it is having a difficult time breaking from its past behavior.
(RNS) “How do you have an unshattered faith in the face of the death of your son?” said the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas. “That is what black faith has always been about.”
(RNS) Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s “The Bible” miniseries was criticized as too white. Now they’re back with “A.D.,” and the cast is more multicultural than you might imagine.
(RNS) If Southern Baptists’ public posture remains primarily a catalog of concerns of aggrieved white conservatives, they shouldn’t be surprised if few black folks come along.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Russell Moore’s proposed solution — diversifying worship spaces — will take some work. Of 50,500 Southern Baptist congregations, 3,502 identify as predominantly African-American, or about 7 percent.
WASHINGTON (RNS) But beware, said LifeWay Research director Ed Stetzer: “If you don’t like diversity, you’re really not going to like heaven.”